Pune: Tourist Spots in Lonavala and Khandala Crowded Amid Weekend Rain Showers

tourists at Visapur fort Lonavala Pune
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Lonavala, 8th July 2024: The northern part of Pune District, particularly Lonavala and Khandala, known as the tourist cities of Maharashtra, is currently experiencing continuous rain. Crowds of tourists were seen on Sunday enjoying the rainy season amid thick fog and rain showers. Heavy rains are currently falling in Lonavala, with 128 mm recorded on Sunday morning.

Tourists are enjoying the cool and pleasant weather and of course, tourism is the mainstay of the economy in Lonavala and Khandala. Due to the weekend holidays, the tourist spots were crowded with visitors seeking enjoyment and relaxation. Lion’s Point, Rajmachi Garden, Bhushi Dam, Bhaje Buddhist Caves, Bhaje Waterfall, and Karla Caves are the major tourist attractions, and these points, including the Pawana Dam area, were crowded with tourists throughout the day.

The aftermath of last Sunday’s accident at Bhushi Dam affected tourism this weekend. Precautions have been taken by Pune Rural Police and Pune District Administration due to increasing accidents at tourist places like Bhushi Dam, Lohgad Fort, Bhaje, and Lion’s Point, and regulations have been announced for tourists. Even so, Lonavala was full of tourists on Sunday. Many have shifted their stay to private bungalows and rural areas. Visitors flocked to buy the famous chikki and jelly treats. However, due to traffic problems, the police are prohibiting vehicles from stopping anywhere. Seven officers, 70 police personnel, and 30 volunteers have been appointed in the Lonavala area for security and traffic control at the tourist spots.

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After 5 PM, tourists are prohibited in these areas by the police. Due to queues of vehicles in the Bhaje and Bhushi areas, traffic was moving slowly.